Rural community pharmacists integrating care for people with complex health needs

Project Details
Project ID: 2002-009
Type: Investigator Initiated
Status: Completed
Institution: University of Queensland
Chief Investigator: Dr Lisa Nissen

Project Summary

The project involves rural/regional community pharmacists integrating care for complex needs patients and delivering a range of services, based on a care plan developed collaboratively with the GP and the consumer. The pharmacist will coordinate other services based on the multidisciplinary care plan. This research follows a successful pilot project and offers an opportunity to investigate new health service delivery in rural areas for patients at greater health related risk. Care integration will be compared to usual care, with outcomes relating to medication and health service usage, as well as clinical and quality of life outcomes being compared.

Final Report